24 October 2007

Blues Guitar Lick 8: E Blues

Today's blues lick is in the key of E and uses the E minor pentatonic scale. Here it is:


The lick plays around the root E note at the 7th fret of the 5th string. It uses a series of slides and pull-offs to create an interesting sound while using only three notes, the minor 3rd, 4th and 5th of the scale.

The B played on the 6th string at the end of the lick leads naturally to the final root E. It gives the lick a feeling of coming to rest. Try skipping this note to hear the difference it makes. You can choose to play it or leave it out as you like.

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